cocoa orange raw food bars

These are amazing- just like Nakd bars and so so so much cheaper! May be a little tricky to store and carry- reckon you’ll need to wrap in greaseproof or put in plastic containers, but these are 75p each in the shops so well worth the inconvenience! Makes 12- you have to be quite strict with portion size as they’re quite sugary anyway (albeit natural sugars- 14g) so don’t be tempted to make them bigger.

200g dates

120g ground almonds (could be cashews, but as these are more expensive and not sold ground, I’d go with almonds!)

60g raisins

20g cocoa powder

zest of a large orange and half its juice

 

Blend the first 4 ingredients together in food processor- this takes a while but keep going

Add the zest and juice of the orange and blend until combined

Push down with your fingers into a lined, greased (1 cal spray) cake tin- I used my square one

Freeze for about 20 mins so it’s firmer

Remove from freezer and cut into 12 using a sharp knife

Think they store for about a week- and don’t see why you couldn’t freeze them but need to keep them apart or they’ll stick together

So delicious! Original recipe from Sarahdietitican.com I have doubled it and added the orange (which is a good addition for both taste and texture) She reckons 123cals, 3g protein, 14g sugar 🙂 She has used the original bar’s proportions so these are essentially the same! Great for those like me who can be bothered to make their own!!!

 

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